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Non-profit price increase


Microsoft have announced a price increase to five Microsoft 365 non-profit subscriptions from 1 September 2022 (a similar increase was applied to the commercial pricelist in March 2022):


  • Office 365 E1, E3, E5
  • Microsoft 365 E3, Business Premium

March 2022 announcements – Partner Center | Microsoft Docs


SQL Server 2012 End of Support – 3 months away


SQL Server 2012 reaches end of support on 12 July 2022 at which point security patches will cease being issued. To avoid security breaches the options are:

  • Upgrade to SQL 2019 (or 2016)
  • Purchase Extended Security Updates (Enterprise Agreement customers only)
  • Move VM to Azure – free security patches

Move end-of-support SQL Server 2012 to Azure Virtual Machines and save – Microsoft SQL Server Blog


SQL Server 2022 is nearing public preview release and will be here later in 2022.

SQL Server 2022 Early Adoption Program Update – Applications Now Closed – Microsoft Tech Community





Veeam price increase 1 April 2022


We received word late March that Veeam were increasing the prices of the below products effective 1 April 2022:


  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 – 6.25%
  • Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (standalone purchase) – 9.67%
  • DR Pack (Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator purchased alongside Veeam Backup & Replication™) – 9.67%

For all your Software Licensing requirements, contact Lexel’s Software Licensing Expert, Joanne Livingston.